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In 1923, in Houston, Texas, a unique organization of women volunteers was created to promote the well-being of humanity through the betterment of the community. The charitable and benevolent activities of The Blue Bird Circle are pledged to the support of The Blue Bird Circle Clinic for Pediatric Neurology at Texas Children’s Hospital, The Blue Bird Circle Developmental Neurogenetics Laboratory at Baylor College of Medicine and The Blue Bird Circle Rett Center. The Circle’s newest endeavor, The Blue Bird Circle Clinical Research Center at Texas Children’s Hospital, capitalizes on the remarkable scientific discoveries being made in the treatment of childhood neurologic diseases and serves as the clinical research arm of the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children’s Hospital. With innovative scientific discoveries, a large, diverse patient population and expert medical providers, the Center is the ideal foundation upon which to build an infrastructure that will advance care to the next level and make a difference in the lives of children affected by neurological disorders and injuries

“The Blue Bird Circle clinic has been an incredible resource for children with neurological disorders and has inspired many physicians and physician-scientists to pursue research in the field of child neurology. I will never forget the role the BBC volunteers played in my career as they helped me identify several girls with Rett syndrome through their careful search of medical records in 1983.  The BBC volunteers continue to support and help clinician scientists as well patients and their families. With the opening of NRI the fall of 2010, we hope that multidisciplinary basic research and collaborations will lead to a better understanding of disease mechanisms and will bring new treatments to these devastating disorders.  Investigators at NRI are fortunate to have a wonderful clinical facility like the BBC clinic where their discoveries can be translated to clinical care.”

Dr. Huda Zoghbi, Director of the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at TCH

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